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Sunday, 18 September 2011

Khurshid refers to Hazare movement at Nalsar Convocation

Nalsar University of Law conducted its ninth annual convocation here on Saturday. Union Minister of Law and Justice Salman Khurshid presided over the ceremony. Shreya Atrey bagged 11 gold medals while Vikramaditya Mallik was awarded 5 gold medals.

Khurshid in his speech stated that governance process may need redefinition keeping in light the recent Anna Hazare movement and response of Parliament. He urged the youth to design a strong judicial structure within the reach of the common man of the nation. All should come together in response to the new challenges that are emerging due to globalization. He further referred to the report submitted to the knowledge commission which stated that judiciary should play a vital role in the eradication of poverty and equitable and environmentally sustainable economic growth.

The Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court and Chancellor of Nalsar University Nissar Ahmad Kakru stated that urgent attention must be given to issues of corruption, illiteracy, caste bias and communal frictions plaguing the country from time to time. He urged institutes of higher learning across the nation to remove the economic barriers for combating the above inequities and issues.

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Kiran Kumar Reddy while addressing the gathering said that his aim is to convert Hyderabad into knowledge and education capital of the country. He asserted that Indian judiciary needs a quick reformation through which the justice delivery system can be changed and disputes can be settled within a fixed time frame.

Others among the participants included vice-chancellor Veer Singh, state home minister P. Sabita Indira Reddy, state minister for law and courts E. Pratap Reddy and registrar of Nalsar Law University Madhubhushi Sridhar.


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